The U.S. Soccer Federation said Bob Gansler would be replaced as national team coach if an internationally experienced successor is found.

Gansler, the team's coach since January 1989, said he was aware of the search and said he would continue until he is removed. Under Gansler, the team qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1950. But it went 0-3 at last June's tournament in Italy and finished 23rd among 24 nations.